Alison Moritz was recently appointed Assistant Director for Minnesota Opera’s 2014–2015 season. Her upcoming engagements also include directing the Studio Scenes program for Wolf Trap Opera Company in August. Previously, Alison served as the Resident Assistant Director at The Atlanta Opera, where she assistant directed productions of Tosca, Faust and Il barbiere di Siviglia and directed the outreach production of En mis palabras.
Other recent credits include assistant directing productions of Dialogues of the Carmelites (Opera Theatre of St. Louis, dir. Robin Guarino), Peter Grimes and Falstaff (Chautauqua Opera, dir. Jay Lesenger), as well as assisting directors Tomer Zvulun and Tara Faircloth on original productions of Don Giovanni and The Rake’s Progress for Wolf Trap Opera Company.
Alison has also served as interim faculty at Eastman School of Music, where she taught acting for opera singers and directed both mainstage operas and scenes programs. Original productions for Eastman School of Music include Handel’s Orlando, Il matrimonio segreto, Venus and Adonis and The Last Five Years. In the fall of 2012, Alison directed and co-created Hide the Moon (a new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Salome) for the inaugural Rochester Fringe Festival.
Alison continues both her acting training and administrative interests and has worked with companies such as the SITI Company of New York City, OPERA America, Geva Theatre Center, Nautilus Music Theater and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. She holds a B.A. in music and art history from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.M. from Eastman School of Music.